It seems to vary a lot from dog to dog . Some will shed an appreciable amount, others hardly at all.
I've heard they aren't good with children. Is this true?
Many breed description books will list the Greyhound as being too "highstrung" to tolerate children. This is false. Most Greyhounds have a very calm disposition, and many of them are good with children, especially if they are raised around well-mannered children.
Don't they need a lot of exercise?
They need less exercise than you would think. Greyhounds are primarily a sprinting breed, rather than an endurance one. They are happy with several good runs a week and will lie on your couch all the rest of the time!
Why do I see many people muzzling their Greyhounds at get-togethers?
Their racing instinct is based on a well-developed prey drive. When you have a group of greyhounds together, especially strange ones, it is advisable to muzzle them to prevent accidental bites. Greyhounds are not dog aggressive, but when excited may nip at others.
Do note that muzzling is not always required; it's simply a sensible precaution if you are dealing with a large group of Greyhounds.
Can Greyhounds swim?
Many people believe that because of their structure and low body fat that they cannot swim. This is untrue. Some Greyhounds are excellent swimmers and others are not. Supervise your Greyhound's entry into water until you are certain he can swim